One of the branches of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) submitted an online report that stated, “Considering global land surfaces only, June - August 2012 was record warm, at 1.85 degrees above average.” According to the Climatologists, the Northern Hemisphere experiences summer during the months of June, July and August. However, this year the most unusual warmth occurred across parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including most of the United States and Canada, southern and eastern Europe, Kazakhstan and eastern Siberia.
Jessica Blunden, climate scientist with the data center pointed out the fact that the situations of droughts in the USA, India and eastern Russia all contributed to the heat. She also said that while La Nina brought a cooling effect on the Pacific ocean but El Nino reversed the situation by throwing a warming effect. The unusual warm conditions also caused the Arctic sea ice to lower and shrink to its lowest level on record.
The most popular citizen journalists' reports on merinews chosen automatically on the basis of views and comments
View more jobs